As wildfires and drought have worsened due to climate change, human rights are increasingly impacted by stewardship of land and the crops that grow on it. The High Commissioner for Human Rights has said: ‘For many people, land is a source of livelihood, and is central to economic rights. Land is also often linked to peoples’ identities, and so is tied to social and cultural rights.’
Join us for a Human Rights Forum with panelists from the Tri-Faith Initiative and UNO Native Studies, who will discuss the Tri-Faith garden project as a means of land stewardship and interreligious cooperation, in conversation with Native American perspectives on land and food sovereignty. Students from Dr. Laura Alexander’s Religion and Human Rights course will also reflect on their work this semester in the Tri-Faith garden and orchard.
Moderator: Dr. Brady DeSanti (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe), Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Native Studies, UNO
Speakers: Dr. Miye Tom (Paiute), Instructor in Native Studies, UNO; Mr. Gary Saul (Sicangu Lakota, Omaha, Ho-chunk), Office Associate for Native Studies, UNO; Ms. Amanda Ryan, Program Director, Tri-Faith Initiative.
This event is sponsored by the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights, UNO Religious Studies, UNO Native Studies.